The San Saba County Commissioners’ Court met Monday, February 23rd at 2:00 p.m. in the County Judge’s Chambers. Judge Byron Theodosis called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone in attendance. Roger McGehee gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
The Commissioners approved a Resolution in Precinct 1 to bury an electrical line under County Road 204.
Two representatives from West Central Wireless presented a proposal for a cellular phone package that included 33 phones, 12,000 minutes and a two-year contract.
Sheriff Allen Brown gave a report regarding the Courthouse Security Improvements. Some of the security issues and plans include: implementing a metal detector; locked West doors to the courtroom; no cell phones, purses, camcorders, guns, or knives in the courtroom; have name tags/badges made; and make the clerk and judges offices more secure. County Attorney Tim Inman gave a statement that the improvements were needed and appreciated. Sheriff Brown presented a Mutual Aid Law Enforcement Agreement between San Saba County and Mason County which the Commissioners approved. The Criminal Justice Software Licensing Agreement through Crime COG Technologies, Inc. and San Saba County Sheriff’s Office was tabled. The Commissioners approved the salary increase for the part-time Jailers/Dispatchers that needed to be hired during the sick leave of a dispatcher. The rate was raised to $10.00 per hour.
The Commissioners approved a Conservation Contract in Precinct 4. A request to suspend an irrigation line under a bridge on County Road 216 did not need any action at this time.
Action was taken on the following:
1. The proposed revision to San Saba County precinct lines was tabled.
2. The Burn Ban will stay in effect because of dry and windy conditions.
3. Approved accounts payable.
Judge Theodosis mentioned that it was important for the Commissioners to attend the Community Meeting on March 12th at the Civic Center. The county employee of the year will be announced at the meeting.
The next meeting for the Commissioners Court will be the third Monday which is March 16 at 2 p.m. instead of the second Monday.
Judge Theodosis gave the following information:
A. Charlie Peeler accepted an appointment on the Regional Executive Board for EMS.
B. Al Hamrick passsed the examination for OSSF - Designated Representative.
C. Attorney David Williams wanted to give his leftover sick leave to The Pool; however, after checking, this cannot be done because he was an elected official.
Judge Theodosis adjourned the meeting. Those in attendance were: County Judge Byron Theodosis; Commissioners Roger McGehee, Kenley Kroll, Ricky Lusty, Otis Judkins; County Treasurer Gayla Hawkins; County Clerk Kim Wells; Administrative Assistant Cathi Miles; County Attorney Tim Inman; County Coordinator Marsha Hardy; County Bailiff Dwayne Shaw; Sheriff Allen Brown; two representatives of West Central Wireless; Skeebo and San Saba News & Star Reporter Alice Smith.